I’ve heard rumblings about this cream for some time now; the news is that it’s a first in the beauty market using camellia micro-droplets. In order for that to happen, Chanel had to develop a new type of emulsion (surfactant free) to maintain, hold and stabilize the droplets. I love the fact that I know there are 5,000 visible, jellified micro-droplet for every 50ml of product! I wasn’t going to count, honest, but they included that information anyway.
It’s a bit thrilling that you can see them, but can’t feel them – the reason you can’t feel them is because they’re membrane free. What’s very noticeable in first use is how cool the product is on your skin – it’s like a rush of chilled air.
It’s really very lucky for Chanel that camellia (which was Coco Chanel’s favourite flower) is actually so useful in beauty – imagine if she’d been fond of tulips or something. Or daisies. But, as it turns out, camellia is rich in polyphenols and preserves very well within the micro-droplets so that it can help to strengthen the skin barrier. Claims are also that it instantly smooths (yes, it does) and intensely plumps (far too soon to say) by restoring volume to upper skin layers. In terms of hydration, it feels light rather than heavy.
Naturally, because it’s so topical in beauty right now, there is an antioxidant element, this time from Blue Ginger. I’m surprised that it’s not more than £68 to be honest – although the serum version is £98.
If you don’t mind paying top whack for skin care, and you’re curious to see, feel and touch (because this makes you want to do all of those things) it’s launching on 21st April.
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